Sunday morning the oldest and I loaded up her car with all of the stuff she purged from her room the prior three days and it was a lot! I was very proud of her for all that she was able to get rid of. I added a bag of miscellaneous items as well as our toaster oven, one of our bread machines and my designer suit. Hadn't worn it in over five years so obviously that suit wasn't a key piece to my wardrobe. Then we hauled it all over to the thrift store and donated everything. We both agreed it felt really good to have all of that stuff out of our house.
|Shopping for next month already!|
|Salmon fillets & burger patties for the freezer|
|We got a good jumpstart on August shopping and stocking up the freezer!|
Later in the afternoon all three of us girls headed over to Winco and picked up the last items on my grocery list. The two trips to the store amounted to quite a big grocery haul and now I not only have a good start on restocking the chest freezer but also my pantry is looking much better too.
|I sorted & reorganized our plastic food storage containers|
These are ready for packing school lunches
Monday my daughter left for a two week trip to the Oregon coast with her boyfriend and his family and wasn't able to finish up in her bedroom. After work I spent a couple hours working upstairs doing more sorting, organizing and packing in her room. I took all of her bedding and pillows downstairs to the laundry room and started washing everything. The mattress cover and pillows got washed with bleach and then dried in the dryer. I washed her comforter, throw blankets and sheets after that in two additional loads. She has acquired a lot of throw blankets and of course she loves them all.
|Oh my goodness gracious what a job this was!!|
Tuesday was another evening spent upstairs getting the last of her things packed up. I decided while I was at it to take her bed apart and moved it out of there as well. The whole room could use a good cleaning and some love.
|The clothes she is taking relocated to the laundry room|
Wednesday was our day to set out trash and recycling for curb pick up. We set out a very full trash bin as well as a very full recycling bin that day. I was very happy to see all of that crap go!
|Temporary holding area in the upstairs hallway|
I hate it! 😓
Laundry Room & Half Bathroom - cleaned sink & counter. Daily swish & swipe.
Dining Room - vacuumed floor.
Kitchen - vacuumed floor, cleaned microwave, scrubbed & bleached the kitchen sink.
Bedrooms & Main Bathroom - vacuumed & dusted. And packed, packed, packed one of them!. Daily swish & swipe.
Other - five loads of laundry, vacuumed living room, hallway & entry. Swept front porch.
How was your thrifty week?